Tucker Rips MSNBC, Maddow for Blaming 'Disaster' in Venezuela on Trump
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As riots and protests continue in Venezuela, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow thinks she knows who's to blame for the socialist country's civil unrest: U.S. President Donald Trump.
During a segment on her show Thursday, Maddow asserted that Venezuelans are "enraged" over an alleged donation from a subsidiary Venezuela’s state-run oil company to the Trump inauguration.
"There have been weeks and weeks and weeks of rioting and violent protests,” Maddow said. “And now today, Venezuelans are enraged anew by this brand-new FEC filing from the White House."
“This is a country that should be a rich country, but people have literally been starving in Venezuela,” she continued. “Somehow in the midst of this incredible economic and political crisis in Venezuela, Venezuela’s state-run oil company somewhere found a half-million dollars to donate to the very, very, very inexplicably over-funded Trump inauguration.”
On his show on Friday, Tucker Carlson was quick to point out that the Venezuelan people are actually upset about the poverty, lack of food and lack of rights under Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his socialist government.
"There’s no toilet paper or meat there. The currency is worthless. The murder rate is perhaps the highest in the world. The Supreme Court has tried to abolish the entire legislature for daring to oppose the dictator who’s running the place into the ground,” Tucker said. “It’s a disaster in Venezuela."
"So given all of this, who did MSNBC blame for the turmoil there? If you guessed Donald Trump, give yourself a million worthless Venezuelan Bolivars as a prize."
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